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Netgear Wireless Range
This is a discussion on Netgear Wireless Range within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; As reported elsewhere here, I am delighted with my Sky Max connection I am interested to know if others are ...
- 15-11-06, 12:51 PM #1
Netgear Wireless Range
As reported elsewhere here, I am delighted with my Sky Max connection
I am interested to know if others are happy wih the range of the WAP.
Before the Sky Netgear router I used a Linksys WAP with enhanced aerial off my Speedtouch 530 Router and I had 'very good' reception all over the house and my garden chalet. Now I struggle to get 'low' or 'very low' reception in the dining room which is underneath my office.
If I have to accept this as the norm can anyone suggest a good signal booster which centrally positioned would solve the problem.
- 15-11-06, 01:30 PM #2
Before you buy a booster it might be worth trying a couple of things if you haven't already:
First up is to try different wireless channels. You'll need to experiment with a few but sometimes one channel can give a far better signal than another.
Second is to change the orientation of the router aerial. For instance, to get a better signal on a device that's above or below the router, turn the aerial to 45 degrees to the horizontal.
Lastly, some routers are very prone to positioning. Try moving the router - especially off the ground and away from walls and anything electrical or metal e.g. printer, screen, radiator etc.
Also have you tried to see if your old enhanced aerial can be attached in place of the current one?
- 15-11-06, 09:40 PM #3
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- 16-11-06, 05:34 AM #4
Thanks for suggestions - am still working on it.
Am intrigued with your link LNB. Will make sure I try out some of the stuff there.
- 20-11-06, 12:43 PM #5
Temporarily plug your old router into the PC by ethernet.
Disable it's DHCP server.
Make sure it's IP address isn't in the 192.168.0.X range.
Disconnect the ethernet from the PC to the old router.
Connect the old router to the sky one by the ethernet cable - don't worry about crossover cables, the sky router doesn't need one.
Use the old wireless settings, though the Gateway and DNS will need to be 192.168.0.1 if you're set for static IPs.
This way, the Sky router is doing the DSL and routing stuff but you have the wireless connectivity of the old one. This should also allow you to place the old router anywhere instead of being tied to the phone socket.
- 21-11-06, 07:47 AM #6
Hi Hoagie, - just picked up your post - sounds good - will try it later this week and report back - many thanks
- 21-11-06, 11:40 AM #7
Thanks Hoagie just had a spare minute and tried your idea - it works a treat Have got back my original WAP range + a bit I think.
This could be very useful for others with similar issues
- 21-11-06, 04:26 PM #8
Glad to be of service.